Assessment Process

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What will my child learn and achieve in each subject area and at each grade level?

The state Department of Public Instruction (DPI), after years of work and input from around Wisconsin, has created a list of Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. These standards are given by subject areas and grade levels and identify what your child will learn or achieve. 

Most local school districts, including Sheboygan, adopted the state model since the state also created tests making schools accountable for students meeting them.  The system for testing students against the standards is known as the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS).

In addition to the Wisconsin Standards, you may review the Sheboygan Area School District's Essential Learnings by Grade Level


How do teachers assess or test what my child learns and achieves in each subject area and at each grade level? AND, use these assessments for improving instruction? 

Overview of SASD Assessment Program pdf document

Assessing student learning takes place mostly in the classroom between teachers and students.  However, parts of this system for assessing students are district wide, and these are listed in the Assessment Office testing calendar pdf document.

Listed within the testing calendar are the the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam (WKCE) at grades 3-8 and 10.  These are the state mandated portions of the testing calendar and fall within The Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS). Resources for helping your child prepare for the WKCE.


How are my child and his/her school progressing against the standards for learning?

Annual Student Performance Report published by the Sheboygan Area School District

WINSS - Successful School Guide provides data on every public school in Wisconsin. Choose a specific school or view data on the Sheboygan Area School District.


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